With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!
DATE NIGHT: 5 WAYS TO MAKE IT GREAT
Dating your spouse is a great way to sustain and nurture the intimacy in your marriage. We highly recommend taking the time to have a regular date night with your husband or wife. Taking time away from your day-to-day life to focus on one another is a fantastic way to stay connected in spite of whatever else is going on in your life.
Today, we’re sharing a few ways you and your spouse can create awesome dates–and great memories along the way. (READ MORE)
Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:
- Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
- Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
- Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.
Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable.
For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.
We asked, "If you could fast forward to the end of 2017 and view your marriage, what do you hope to see?"
Teri: I hope to see a continuation of things we do so well now—like laugh, joke, and enjoy being around each other. Being best friends is one of the most cherished parts of our marriage. I also hope to see the start of a new season for us—stepping into parenthood. A highlight of 2017 would certainly be growing our family.
CJ: I hope to see more intentional date nights scheduled throughout the month. Currently we have the margin to spontaneously go out to dinner when we want, but as we hopefully start a family in 2017, our schedules will get busier and more complicated. Being intentional about finding time to connect in the midst of a new season of life would be a huge win for us in 2017.
Talk About It - If you could fast forward to the end of 2017 and view your marriage, what do you hope to see?
Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.
One of the things that makes me the most proud of you it _________!
Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...
How to Protect Your Marriage From Parenting by Ted Lowe
Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...
The Spectrum of Sex by Ryan Frederick
During one meal this week, ask each other this question:
Right now, if just the two of us could teleport to one place in the world for two days, where would we go?
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The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.
- Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.